looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

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looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by paladin » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:46 pm

I know it’s a tall order, but does anyone know of such a person who can do a small job for me in Chicureo? I’ve had ones who sometimes turn up as agreed, but lost touch with them. thanks

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by Maker42 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:57 pm

I think your subject line could be the opening of a stand up comedian routine. "So the other day I was looking for a reliable gasfiter in Chile." :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know a couple of not terrible ones in my area, but that doesn't help you. Sorry.

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by peregrine77 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:20 pm

Now that's funny!
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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by passport » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Isn't any plumber a gasfitter as well?

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by paladin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:05 pm

passport wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 pm
Isn't any plumber a gasfitter as well?

Yes, but in Chile, for some reason unbeknown to me, a plumber is called a gas fiter even though he may be unable to (reliably) work on gas fittings.

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by jehturner » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:11 pm

Yes, you and everyone else in Chile! But one possibility might be to go and ask at Sodimac; here they have a board up with a few contacts that claim to be SEC-approved (which I'd hope might mean that they'll solder things properly instead of finding the leak afterwards and slapping a bit more tin on it, for example). I haven't actually tried this though, due to some combination of having mainly small jobs, doing it myself and/or my employer fixing its housing.

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by paladin » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Another example of how things are. Yesterday I saw a webpage of a gasfiter located in Chicureo who’s been around for 25 years etc etc, so I emailed him, with a photo explaining what needed to be done and asked if he was interested. He replied within an hour saying he’d be here this morning. So I stayed at home waiting, but as would be expected, he never arrived ! It really is beyond me how these people operate.
So I’ve decided that like just about every other job I’ve had around the house, I’ll do it myself. A small investment in a blow lamp is all I need as I know how to solder anyway.

jehturner; thanks for your idea but those people advertising in Sodimac, are just the same; they turn up if and when it suits them.

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by Donnybrook » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Yes, my experience with the Sodimac recommendations is that they may be good at what they do but they don't show up - so who knows?

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by Donnybrook » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:44 pm

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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by Gloria » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:12 pm

paladin wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Another example of how things are. Yesterday I saw a webpage of a gasfiter located in Chicureo who’s been around for 25 years etc etc, so I emailed him, with a photo explaining what needed to be done and asked if he was interested. He replied within an hour saying he’d be here this morning. So I stayed at home waiting, but as would be expected, he never arrived ! It really is beyond me how these people operate.
So I’ve decided that like just about every other job I’ve had around the house, I’ll do it myself. A small investment in a blow lamp is all I need as I know how to solder anyway.

jehturner; thanks for your idea but those people advertising in Sodimac, are just the same; they turn up if and when it suits them.
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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Gasfiter or Gafiter:
from English Gasfitter.
Tradesman who makes unreliable and/or dangerous plumbing and gas installations with soldered joints that are guaranteed to leak within a short period.

Guachimán o Huachimán:
from English Watchman
Employee who sleeps on the job when not engaged with Febú or Huasap.

Febú:
from English Facebook: Online timewaster.

Wasap o Huasap:
from English Whatsapp.
Major internet timewaster. Has replaced most meaningful activities (including work) in Chile.
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Re: looking for a reliable (?) gasfiter

Post by Gloria » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:17 pm

fraggle092 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Gasfiter or Gafiter:
from English Gasfitter.
Tradesman who makes unreliable and/or dangerous plumbing and gas installations with soldered joints that are guaranteed to leak within a short period.

Guachimán o Huachimán:
from English Watchman
Employee who sleeps on the job when not engaged with Febú or Huasap.

Febú:
from English Facebook: Online timewaster.

Wasap o Huasap:
from English Whatsapp.
Major internet timewaster. Has replaced most meaningful activities (including work) in Chile.
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